“Croatia: Post-communist Nomenklatura Wants To Re-define Marriage, But Civil Society Resists”

“Sixth Graders Polled On Gay Marriage, Abortion And Gun Control”

Oregon initiative would allow businesses to refuse to serve same-sex weddings | Religion Clause Blog

“Army Chaplains Deny Same-Sex Couple Participation In Military Base Marriage Retreat” | Think Progress

“Why Is the ACLU on the Wrong Side of the Wedding Photographer Case?” | Cato Institute

Judge sets two week June trial for challenge to Pa. marriage

Marriage and families undercut by cohabitation and debt, Cardinal O’Malley says

“Gay Couples Ask Federal Court To Force Tennessee To Issue Them Marriage Licenses”

“Gay marriage raises questions for Illinois businesses” | State-Journal Register

Female photographer sued for refusing to take pictures at lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony takes her battle for religious freedom to the Supreme Court | Daily Mail

Alliance Defending Freedom | Red State

MSP: Scottish Parliament ‘out of touch’ over marriage redefinition

USCCB Subcommittee Chairman Decries Marriage Redefinition And Misuse Of Pope Francis’ Words In Illinois

Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage

Pulaski County, AR clerk: Marriage lawsuit a state issue

Car insurance fight challenges VA marriage law

    NBC12.com: The other driver didn’t have insurance. With her medical bills mounting, Tucker tried to access her wife Frazier’s underinsured motorist coverage. She also tried to access the same coverage of her in-laws, who they live with. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance denied the claim. “State Farm’s position is that a same sex marriage that is recognized in another place other than Virginia is not recognized under this Virginia policy,” said Lori Smith, the couple’s attorney.

  • Posted: 11/21/2013
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The Town FEMA turned down: The tide goes out on religious liberty

Nike’s big contribution to redefining marriage in Oregon comes with strings attached

Supremes asked to overturn “compelled” support of lesbian “marriage” | Northern Colo. Gazette

“Quinn To Sign Gay Marriage Law On Historic Lincoln Desk”

Scotland: MSPs give initial approval to marriage redefinition

Nike announces support for Oregon initiative to redefine marriage

GOP ponders tweak to marriage amendment

Houston Pastors’ Coalition Responds to Mayor Parker’s Domestic Partner benefits decision | Houston Pastor’s Coalition

“Gay-marriage momentum comes to a sudden halt after Illinois”

“Gay marriage will be legal today; business owners may face dilemma” | BND.com

“Texas National Guard refuses to process military housing allowance for gay couples”

“United Methodist jury convicts Pa. pastor who performed son’s same-sex marriage”

Mo. Governor Jay Nixon Thumbs Nose at State Constitution

“Dick Cheney daughters Liz and Mary in gay marriage spat”

Bishop will lead prayers of exorcism as Illinois governor signs gay ‘marriage’ bill

“Marriage amendment roils Indiana GOP”

“Gay Indians wed as more tribes give blessings to same-sex unions”

“Gay rights activists praise Kentucky for allowing same-sex benefits”

“United Methodists Try Pa. Pastor Over Gay Marriage”

Weighing Free Speech in Refusal to Photograph Lesbian Couple’s Ceremony | Adam Liptak at NYT

“Photographers Ask High Court to Reverse Gay Discrimination Ruling” | Jacob Gershman at WSJ

English Lessons: A defence of personal liberty and coming assault on the First Amendment | Paul Diamond at Christian Concern

“What the Gay Community Lost While It Was Winning Gay Marriage” |

10,000 rallied against marriage redefinition in Hawaii

RI: House speaker Gordon Fox “marries” long time partner

Federal lawsuit challenging Pa. marriage survives first legal challenge

Suit challenges marriage redefinition in Hawaii

English Catholic Bishops discuss dropping legal weddings

ACLU: New Department of Taxation policy discriminates against LGBT Virginians

Hawaii Governor signs legislation redefining marriage

Hawaii judge refuses to block marriage redefinition law

U.S. Bishops: DOMA ruling ‘renewed our determination’ to defend true marriage

US: Legal group defends photographers who refused same-sex wedding on basis of ‘artistic freedom’ | Pink News

“Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Hawaii” | White House

Baylor retains ban on homosexual behavior

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Idaho’s Refusal To Permit or Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

‘Amorphous Federalism’ and the Supreme Court’s Marriage Cases | David Cruz at Loyola L. Rev.

Christian Photographer Who Refused Gay Wedding Gig Pays ‘Price of Citizenship’ | Charisma News

Hawaii Senate approves redefinition of marriage

Same-sex Marriage, Religious Liberty Collide In Case Presented To Supreme Court | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

    Ken Klukowski at Breitbart: On Friday, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), representing Elane Photography, filed a petition for certiorari at the Supreme Court of the United States, asking SCOTUS to reverse the New Mexico court. ADF specifically challenges the New Mexico ruling for violating the Huguenins’ First Amendment right of free speech, since it compels Elane and Jonathan to convey a message approving of gay marriage which is contrary to the Huguenins’ beliefs. The petition begins by quoting a recent U.S. Supreme Court case where the justices wrote, “At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for himself or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression.” . . . Jordan Lorence is ADF’s lead counsel on this case. The New Mexico court found that Elane Photography is a “public accommodation,” like a restaurant or restroom that could not turn away a black or Hispanic person. Reacting to that declaration, Lorence told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement, “The First Amendment protects all Americans from government coercion forcing them to promote ideas they don’t support. Those in power should not misuse public-accommodation laws to punish those who decline to affirm the prevailing liberal orthodoxy on marriage.”

  • Posted: 11/12/2013
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Christian Photographers Ordered to Shoot Homosexual ‘Weddings’ Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court | ChristianNews.net

Attorneys will take New Mexico religious freedom case before U.S. Supreme Court | One News Now

Photo studio case may go to top U.S. court | ABQ Journal

Supreme Court asked to rule on “compelled” of lesbian lifestyle | US Finance Post

Photographer asks Supreme Court: Is abandoning my freedom the ‘price of citizenship’?

Photos as messages: A new constitutional case | SCOTUS Blog

New suit challenges Idaho marriage laws

Decoding the Obamacare ‘marriage penalty’

Does ObamaCare Discourage Marriage?

Marriage: A Luxury Good Accessible to All

Sorry, Marriage is a Luxury Good

    The Atlantic: Marriage is for everyone; failed marriages are for the poor. Bleak stuff. But it’s getting bleaker . . . Here’s why this trend—not just the move towards divorce like Derek talked about, but the move from nuptials entirely—is so gloomy. Getting married, and staying married, is one of the surest ways of securing a middle class life. By choosing not to wed in the first place, the poor are abandoning that chance at stability.

  • Posted: 11/08/2013
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Croatia To Vote On Marriage